Curriculum Vitae

Commissions: contact artist - shawkins@rogers.com
Consignments: The Annex Gallery, Ottawa Art Gallery 2013 - present

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EDUCATION
M.E.S., B.F.A., B.A.soc/arch, C.F.A.

  • Masters in Environmental Studies, Urban Planning, York University
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, magna cum laude, University of Ottawa - 1999
  • Certificate in Fine Arts, 2005 Premier's Award Nominee, St. Lawrence
  • Post Graduate study, Sociology of Culture and History, Carleton U.
  • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology and Architecture, Carleton University
  • Art courses: Ottawa School of Art; Algonquin; France; California; Africa

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SELECTED SOLO & GROUP EXHIBITIONS (Juried *)

  • Present since 2010 , Ottawa Art Gallery, Annex Commercial Gallery*
  • 2018 Create for Peace, ArtTour International, Rio Gallery, New York City Group
  • 2017 Water and Navigation Series, Galerie Luz Montreal Quebec, Solo*
  • 2013 Arctic Return 2013 - Ecology of Memory, City Atrium Gallery, Ottawa, solo*
  • 2010 Ecology of Narrative Space, Reference Gallery, Queen St. W. Toronto, solo
  • 2010 Paintings and Prints, Gevik Gallery, Yorkville, Toronto ON. Featured
  • 2010 Available Light, National Gallery of Pakistan, Islamabad
  • 2009 Available LIght, Alhamra Gallery, Lahore Pakistan, Catalogue
  • 2009 Still Revolution, CONTACT918 Bathurst Photography Festival, Toronto*
  • 2009 4° HOMENAJE AL AGUA (4th Homage to Water), Extensión Bogotá*
  • 2009 Reversal, Video 11-minute, Estuary Gallery, Bogotá Columbia*
  • 2009 Deep North, Festival Art & Digital Culture, House of World Culture, Berlin Germany
  • 2009 Global Forces, Intimate Spaces #2, Rails End Gallery Haliburton ON, solo*
  • 2009 Arctic Crisis #2, City of Ottawa Centrepointe Theatre Gallery ON solo*
  • 2009 Global Forces-Intimate Spaces, MVS Gallery, St. Lawrence College solo*
  • 2008 Arctic Crisis, Ottawa Photography FestivalX, Arts & Architecture, solo
  • 2008 Eros Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art & Erotic Art (MaReA), Bogotá
  • 2008 Hungarian Mutlitcultural Centre Collection, Vizivarosi Gallery Budapes Hungary*
  • 2008 SUBA, Vi Bienal De Arte Internacional Corporacion Movimento Artistico Cultural Indigena M.A.C.I. Bogotá Columbia South America - Catalogue*
  • 2007 Liminal Spaces, City of Ottawa Gloucester Gallery, Ottawa, solo*
  • 2007 FlashFlood, Museum of Multidimensional, Video Festival, Arizona U.S.A.*
  • 2007 Water, International Multimedia Festival, Kaliningrad Russia *
  • 2004 Between Far and Near, painting & installation, X'ian Academy, China, solo*
  • 2004 Nature's Wintertime, Galerie L'imagier, Gatineau, Québec, solo*
  • 2003 Insights , Karsh Masson Gallery, Ottawa, juried - 2 artists, Catalogue*
  • 2003 Novus, Lost and Found Innocence, Daimon Video, Québec, juried - 6 artists*
  • 2003 Video Poem, Tidal Wave International Film Festival, U. of New Brunswick
  • 2001 Performance - installation, Galerie 303, Montréal QC, juried solo
  • 2001 To New York City (photo install), Galerie 303, Montréal Québec, solo*
  • 2001 Natural View (paintings & performance), Gallery 7, Toronto*
  • 2000 Casablanca Video Festival, PIM Video & Daimon Morocco Africa*
  • 2000 Rendez-Rous du cinemas de Québecois, Daimon & PIM Video Montréal*
  • 1998 Paintings & Video Installation, National Museum of Nature, Ottawa*

ARTIST RESIDENCIES & INTERNSHIPS

  • 2019 Arctic Circle 2019 Arts & Sciences Expedition, Svalbard Norway
  • 2014 City of Ottawa Short Term Project Studio (6 months) - juried
  • 2014 Vermont Art Centre Artist Studio Residency, USA (1 month) - juried
  • 2013 City of Ottawa Short Term Project Studio (6 months) - juried
  • 2013 Arctic Return Visual Research Project, six communities, independent
  • 2010 Sabbatical, Market Research, Career Development, independent (3 months)
  • 2009 Banff Centre, self-directed, photography, Alberta Canada (6 weeks) - juired
  • 2008 Hungarian Multicultural Centre AIR, Budapest Hungary (2 weeks) - juried
  • 2002 Gibraltar Point Art Centre, painting, Toronto Islands Ontario (1 month) - juried
  • 1998 Internship, Crossings International Exhibition, National Gallery of Canada (2 mo.)
    -------- Assisting artists to install their art: CAI GuaoQiang; Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons;
    Lani Maestro, Xu Bing
  • 1998 Ottawa Art Gallery, market survey research, communications (2 months)

AWARDS & COLLECTIONS

  • 2018 ArtTour International Top 60 Masters, Institute of Arts & Design New York City
  • 2017 Ontario Art Council, Exhibition Assistanc, via Modern Fuel Gallery
  • 2014/15 City of Ottawa Studio Awarded for 6 months
  • 2014 Vermont Studio Centre Grant - Artist Residency in Painting
  • 2013 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance, artspace Gallery
  • 2010 K. M. Hunter Award Nominee by Ontario Art Council and Ontario Arts Foundation
  • 2008 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance, via artspace Gallery
  • 2007 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance, via artspace Gallery
  • 2005 Premier's Award (Ontario) Nominee, St. Lawrence College
  • 2004 Foreign Affairs Contemporary Art Program, via Galerie L'Imagier
  • 2004 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance, recommender Gallery 101
  • 2001 Daimon Video Centre, Research & Creations; 1999 Daimon Residency
  • 1999 University of Ottawa Jacqueline Fry Award Candidate
  • 2004 X'ian Academy of Fine Arts, Painting Collection, China
  • 2004 National Archives/Library Video Collection, Ottawa, Canada


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • 2018 ArtTour International Publications Top 60 Masters, Review Steve Joel NYC
  • 2008 Vi Bienal Internacional de Arte "SUBA", Exhibition Catalogue
  • 2006 St. Lawrence College, Voyageur, 2005 Premier's Awards Nominees
  • 2005 St. Lawrence College, Voyageur, Alumni Profile, Tyler Forkes
  • 2003 Karsh-Mason Gallery, Insights Exhibition Catalogue, ISBN 0-96865078-3
  • 2003 Seeing Beyond 360 Degrees, Insights Catalogue Prologue. V. Tors
  • 2001 Ottawa Citizen, Teaching artists about the bottom line, J.Campbell.


BUSINESS OF ART BOOK PUBLICATIONS AUTHORED

Business of Art -Visual Artists in Canada, Fourth Edition, c. 2012
ISBN 978-0-9731049-2-9 available at Amazon.ca
in paperback and e-book

  • The Business of Art for Canadian Visual Artists, Third Edition, c. 2005
    ISBN 0-9731049-1-0.
  • The Business of Art for Canadian Visual Artists, Second Edition, c. 2002
    - The Business of Art for Canadian Visual Artists, Course Syllabus c. 2000


TEACHING & WORKSHOPS

  • 2009 Carleton University, Professor, Contermporary Visual Art Discourse: how we see and human identity, Initiatives in Education Program
  • 2000 - PRESENT Freelance workshop design & delivery, Business of Art for Visual Artists, Ontario, Nova Scotia, Northwest Territories
  • 2004 X'ian Academy of Fine Arts, China. Lecturer, Contemporary Art in Canada
  • 2004 X'ian Institute of Technology, China. Canadian Visual Art Industry
  • 2001 University of Ottawa, Professor, Arts Administration Certificate Program
  • 2000 Algonquin College - Business of Art for Visual Artists
  • 1999 - 2000 Ottawa Carleton School Board Continuing Education

ARTIST AFFILIATIONS

2019 - Research in Art, Capitalism, Colonialism and Climate Change

2016 - Nepean Fine Arts League (NFAL)
201
5 - Ottawa-Gatineau Printmakers Connective
2015 - present - Canadian Artist Society
Elected Member
2012 - present PAL Ottawa
(Performing Arts Lodge) - founding member
2010-2012 -
City of Ottawa Arts, Heritage and Culture Advisory Committee
1999 - present CARFAC Ontario -
Board Director 2001-02.
2000 - Member and Juror, SAW Gallery, Artist-run Centre
1999 - 2001 Board of Directors, Personnel Policy, Gallery 101, Ottawa
Current Memberships: Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa Council for the Arts

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SOCIAL PUBLIC POLICY INTERFACE EXPERIENCE


20
09 - 2012 Arts, Heritage and Culture Advisory Committe City of Ottawa
1990 - 1997 Senior Social Policy Advisor & Evaluator, Indian Affairs
1982 - 1990 Co-ordinator Native Program Policy, Heritage Canada (today)
1989 .............Project Manager, Health Co-ops, Agriculture Canada
1980 - 1982 Health Educator, Northwest Territories, Health Canada
1980............. National Facilitator, National Association Native Friendship Centres
1975 - 1980 Freelance Consultant, Social Research and Development



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